Located in the heart of Centre County lies an architectural and cultural time capsule of Victorian-era allure.
From the grandeur facades of its many 19th century buildings to the intricate stories of its local population, the town of Bellefonte boasts an impressive assortment of historic memorials to days gone by. One such example is the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, hosted in the Georgian-style Linn House on one of the town’s main streets.
Originally built in 1810, the Linn House was established by ironmaster Philip Benner to serve as a private residency for Judge Jonathan Walker. Future residents of the house would include James Beaver, the ninth president of Penn State and former Pennsylvania governor, and historian John Blair Linn, who married Benner’s granddaughter.
Surviving nearly two centuries, the building’s interior eventually began to fall under a state of disarray. The upper levels of the house came to near